Volkswagen Amarok shows its official face
Volkswagen unveiled the first official photos of its exclusive pick-up, the Amarok. Scheduled to debut in its native South America in early 2010 and in Europe next summer, the VW Amarok will be available first as a four-door double cab and then a single cab model will be added to its line-up also.
The new Amarok is offering a generous payload capacity of up to 1.15 tonnes and maximum towing limit of 2.8 tonnes. It possesses the largest cargo area in its class - 2.52 m2 (1,555 mm long and 1,620 mm wide) and the best in class width between the wheelarches - 1,222 mm.
Volkswagen Amarok will be offered with a choice of rear-wheel drive and switchable or permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Thanks to an electronic differential lock (EDL) and Off-Road ABS, the strong pick-up can cut through the toughest off-road terrain without any effort. A Hill Descent Assist is available at speeds under 20 mph. Furthermore, the ESP Plus system includes Hill Hold Assist, which prevents the vehicle from rolling back by holding it in place on inclines until the driver presses the accelerator pedal. The right amount of power is provided by a 2.0-litre Euro5, common rail TDI engine which produces 163 PS and 400 Nm of torque, or a 122 PS TDI engine with maximum torque of 340 Nm from 2,000 rpm. Both engines are connected to a six-speed manual transmission and provides an impressive fuel economy in combination with low CO2 emissions of less than 200 g/km.